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About the Programme

Climate change represents a threat to both our lives and our livelihood. The UN reports that carbon emissions must be cut significantly by 2050 to mitigate the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming.

The School Green Awards (SGA) Industry Challenge provides a platform for the bright young minds in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) to gain exposure to real-life industry challenges and champion greener solutions for all. This challenge is aimed at getting green advocates to develop innovative yet practical solutions that will future-proof many of today’s industries against growing environmental uncertainties.

In partnership with seventh-year SGA title sponsor, StarHub will take the lead in this inaugural programme to provide unique insights into developing sustainable solutions within a corporate landscape. Tertiary-level students participating in this programme will get first-hand experience in creating green solutions that will make a lasting impact in real world industries.

Organiser
Industry Partner

THE CHALLENGE

Based on one of the three SEC GreenDNA themes, propose an innovative solution that addresses the challenges StarHub and other industries face in meeting their sustainability goals.

To find out more about the GreenDNA

Choose a theme below

THEME
Going One Less
THEME
Going One Less

Companies are already reducing paper consumption by issuing digital statements/reports, digitalising administrative processes and collecting used paper for recycling. Develop a sustainable, cost-effective programme to encourage companies to significantly further reduce their reliance on paper.

THEME
Low Carbon Lifestyle
THEME
Low Carbon Lifestyle

At the current price of electronic consumer goods, buying a new mobile phone could cost less than refurbishing an old phone. Develop an economically-viable mobile upcycling solution that would allow old phones to be refurbished for a second lease of life. The objective of this solution is to refurbish old phones for reuse in the most economical way, while keeping data privacy and electrical safety concerns in mind.

THEME
Responsible Consumption & Production
THEME
Responsible Consumption & Production

Corporate solar adoption has surged around the world in recent years. Understanding the space constraints faced by the local companies, develop an economically viable plan to help Singapore companies increase renewable energy adoption.

Prize

$3,000 cash prize to each team

What are we looking for?

Innovative and actionable ideas and solutions that will address the given problem areas that our industry partner can integrate into their organisation. Projects may come in the form of, but not limited to:

1

A technical solution or prototype – app, design, product etc. However, please note that prototypes will not be given additional points.

2

Campaign that seeks to change behaviours and mindset among consumers.

Industry Sharing Workshop

The SGA Industry Challenge – Industry Sharing Workshop is open to all students interested to hear directly from our industry partners the challenges they face in integrating a more sustainable practice in their organisation.

For students intending to enter in the competition, we highly encourage you to attend the workshop as we will also be going through the competition mechanics. StarHub will also be sharing further insights on the problem statement and themes to give participants a better understanding of the industry-wide challenges.

30 September 2020
3:00 – 4:30PM

Competition Timeline

Open Registration – Industry Sharing Workshop

The SGA Industry Challenge – Industry Sharing Workshop is open to all students interested to hear directly from our industry partners the challenges they face in integrating a more sustainable practice in their organisation.

For students intending to enter in the competition, we highly encourage you to attend the workshop.

Date: 30 September 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:30PM

Registration

Teams intending to participate should submit a registration form to confirm their interest in participating in the competition. The registration should include a brief introduction of the proposed idea.

Deadline to register: 6 November 2020

Project Submission

In addition to an Entry Form and a Pitch Deck, participating teams are required to create a video presentation of no more than 10 minutes, sharing your idea in a clear, engaging and professional manner.

Deadline to submit final project: 20 November 2020

Judging Period / Announcement of Winners

The video submissions of the finalist teams’ presentation will be reviewed by a panel of judges.

Winners will be notified via email and have their ideas shared on our website.

The winning teams of each category will receive cash prize of $3,000 and invited to receive their award at the annual School Green Day Award Ceremony in February 2021.

Judging Criteria

Criteria
Relevance
Maximum Points
30
Description

Effectiveness of solution to address the chosen problem and how it can directly contribute to the industry partner’s sustainability goals

Criteria
Feasibility
Maximum Points
30
Description

Elaboration of how the solution is logistically and technically feasible, evaluating the ease and likelihood of adoption by intended user

Criteria
Innovation
Maximum Points
20
Description

Level of ingenuity and ability to incorporate various concepts and resources (hardware or software)

Criteria
Holistic
Maximum Points
15
Description

Ability to consider inter-disciplinary perspectives and solutions to create a more well-rounded solution

Criteria
Presentation
Maximum Points
5
Description

Demonstration of a logical flow of information and competence of team to deliver solution in the video presentation

Registration Form

Deadline to Register: 6 November 2020

Teams intending to participate should submit a registration form to confirm their interest in participating in the competition. The registration should include a brief introduction of the proposed idea.

Terms & Conditions  apply.

Project Submission

Instructions for Project Submission

Participating teams are to submit their projects with the following documents:

1. Completed Entry Form
  • Chosen GreenDNA category
  • Project Title
  • Description of proposed solution – no more than 200 words
  • Details of team members
  • Agree to terms and conditions
2. Video Presentation
  • Participating teams are required to create a video of no more than 10 minutes, sharing your idea in a clear, engaging and professional manner.
  • Video should include:
    • Your understanding of the problem given by the industry partner
    • Explanation of how the proposed solution addresses the chosen problem area
    • Elaboration of the key concepts and technology used, and how the idea ultimately contributes to the industry partner’s sustainability goals
  • Video should be submitted using a link (such as YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer)
  • By submitting a video, you give SEC and affiliated entities the right to include your video in future media and for promotional purposes.
3. Pitch Deck
  • The Pitch Deck should include a summary of the solution, and additional materials and research to support your conclusion.
  • The Pitch Deck may include, but not limited to:
    • Well defined solution, market research/literature review, user validation, business model/campaign plan and/or a prototype (optional)
  • Deck should be no more than 10 slides for PowerPoint or 5 pages for Word document. Submitted in PDF format only.
  • Limited to maximum of 5MB

Deadline to complete submission: 20 November 2020

Entry Form

  • Main Contact Person

  • Submission of Files

  • Accepted file types: pdf.

The School Green Awards Industry Challenge is organised by

SINGAPORE ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL

Established in 1995, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is an independently managed, non-profit and non-government organisation (NGO). As Singapore’s first UN-accredited non-government environmental organisation, we influence thinking on sustainability issues and coordinate environmental efforts in Singapore.

We are also an approved charity and offer tax exemption to donors. SEC continuously engages all sectors of the community by formulating and executing a range of holistic programmes. Strong partnerships with corporations, government agencies and other NGOs are valued by us.

1 Kay Siang Road, #07-01
Singapore 248922

For more information, please contact us at
Email: sga@sec.org.sg
Phone: 6337 6062

To find out more about the School Green Awards